Broadway by the Numbers

Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark Production Still - P 2014
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Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark Production Still - P 2014

From the hottest tickets to the massive grosses, THR breaks it all down

This story first appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

BILLION-DOLLAR BIZ

$1.27B

Total grosses for the 2013-14 season. Attendance was 12.2 million, more than the combined turnout for the 10 major professional sports teams in New York and New Jersey. Broadway contributed an estimated $11.9 billion to New York City's economy during the 2012-13 season.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

1 in 5

Proportion of shows that break even. On average, it takes a hit show two years to recoup production costs, as opposed to six months 25 years ago. The Book of Mormon took less than nine months to recoup its $11.4 million investment in 2011.

SUPER LOSS

$75M

Budget for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Broadway's most expensive musical to date had record losses of $60 million when its three-year run closed Jan. 4.

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HOT TICKET

$477

Top ticket price for The Book of Mormon.

STAR POWER

$40K

Scarlett Johansson's weekly pay for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2012-13. The minimum weekly Actors' Equity salary for a Broadway actor is $1,861.

THE DEMO

78%

Proportion of 2012-13 Broadway-goers who were Caucasian; 68 percent were female, with an average age of 42.5 and a household income of $186,500.